How to Practice:

  • Lie on stomach with relaxed mind and body
  • Chin to rest on the mat, keeping your toes out and feet together
  • Lift your body with the support of your hands
  • With deep inhale, lift your legs upwards, as much as comfortable, from the torso. For pure results bring it to 90 Degree Angle or at your comfort level.
  • Ensure that knees are not bent
  • Keep your core muscles and legs engaged holding the breath
  • Hold the pose for 15 seconds to start with and gradually build to a minute
  • Exhale as you gently bring your legs back on the mat
  • Turn your head on one side and relax
  • Repeat the asana 3-4 times

Benefits :

  • Strengthens the muscles of the abdomen, thighs and legs.
  • Tones the abdominal organs such as the gall bladder, stomach, spleen and bladder.
  • Releases lower back and sciatica pain
  • Increases gastric fire and improves digestion.
  • Cures oedema and tumour
  • Asana gives new energy to the throat
  • Helps immensely diabetes and other disorders of the kidney
  • Alleviates ovarian pain during menstruation
  • Beneficial for people suffering from respiratory and lung problems
  • Very good for High Performance Athletes

Caution:
1.) Do not perform this Asana if you are pregnant or if you have undergone recent abdominal surgery.
2.) Do perform under Master’s guidance.

 

Poorna Salabhasana